Feeding Alts: part 2, leveling and professions

Feeding Alts: Leveling and Professions – Part One Here

And a reminder-this is not a “guide.” I am only relating my own experiences with a current project I’ve assigned myself. If you find some of the information useful, all the better.

In part one of this ‘Alt-feeding’ series, I made this statement: “What helped me greatly was having one main character, both level capped and profession capped.” A bit more on this in a sec. We also ended on two points: 1. setting up the team, and 2, assigning  professions.

The Main Character:  Yes, having one level and profession capped, is a big help.  Although, this is not necessary for your own project. Let’s suppose you’re fairly new to the game. You’ve got one character, maybe around level 15. (random level choice) You gave him or her some professions, perhaps blacksmithing and mining. Or alchemy and herbalism. This is as good a place to start as having a level 85 already capped out. When you make your first alt to start forming a team of profession masters, you’ll already have one higher level character to help the alt out. And the next, and those that follow. A little character level space between the main and the alts works well.

One quick example here. The Main has blacksmithing and mining. Possibilities for alts would include: one with jewelcrafting, and maybe another with engineering. All three possibilities here require ore in one form or another. We’ve now set up a sharing aspect between the three. Your main can easily collect a bit extra along the way, and pass it down to which ever alt needs it the most. In turn, this also helps the alts to level their profession choices a bit quicker.

Suggestion:  Assign beginning professions to each alt that will benefit from the main’s efforts and time.

My own project is rather large in the profession scope, covering all professions. I also had the past experience of toying with all the professions enough to have a general idea of what each needed early on. Hence, I was already in the practice of my main saving/hoarding all raw materials. Sort of a ‘just-in-case’ they might be needed somewhere. All your questing kills are going to drop something useful for somebody, at some point in time. Save, save, save it. In the case of the miner, there’s the occasional gem drops that the jewelcrafter would be grateful to get. Lots of cloth drops everywhere, plenty of meat as well! Surely, one of your alts can use it. LOL, most everything will roll downhill and land in someone’s grateful hands.

Suggestion:  If you don’t have or know the background needs of professions, take some time to read through this site:

 wow-professions.com/profession-leveling-guides.   Yes, multiple guides, all professions, easy to read. There are plenty of other sites available, this one just happens to be my personal favorite. A little research goes a long way.

Another example. Thdoria has alchemy and herbalism. Omnidius has inscription and herbalism. They happen to be a good chunk of character levels seperated. Thdoria mixes her questing with herbing. Inbetween kills, she snatches up any nearby herb, anywhere she goes. She always has way more than needed for her alchemy, so extras get sent to Omnidius. Subsequently, his herb milling and inscription are way above his character level. At level 35, he is capable of milling Outland herbs. (level 60 herbs). Ahhh, the joy of sharing!

Thdoria’s alchemy

level 35, but ready for Outland milling

Even without such large character level differences, your main and alts can work together and benefit each other.

In the next part, we’ll talk a bit about all this “saving” everything. Where to store it, and really, how to support all this or “Where’s the gold going to come from?” Just some of the basic needs. 🙂




Busy Times

There have been some rather busy times for some of the crew this past week. Everyone has their respective professions at or above their level, finally. Some will have to age a bit before they can continue the profession project.

That means hitting the questing road. Thdoria headed for the Outlands at level 58. A bit early perhaps since she did’nt have flight just yet, but she needed those herbs to continue her alchemy skills. She found out soon enough that a simple ground mount to gather flowers was a bit dangerous in this new land.

Dangers of flower picking in Outland


After a few quests though, she quickly hit level sixty to gain flight training. Quite happy, and relieved! 🙂

Yea! Time to learn flight.


She also worked quite a bit on her archaeology. During a recent dig, she came upon this unfortunate soul. Guess he angered the ogre’s, or maybe they just got hungry?

Was anger or hunger the downfall?


Dufit, in the meantime, was aging rather quickly by zone hopping the Cataclysm. His enchanting was suffering a bit since he could’nt DE all those green drops from mob kills. During his adventures, he came across some sort of assistant flight master. Curious, he struck up a conversation with him. The Troll was quite eager to share his wisdom on the pleasures of war.

Bombs or heavy Orcs!


But then the big ding went off, and he was more than ready to hit up those dailys.

Happy Goblin!


Dufit is now running the coarse of both Firelands and Tol Barad dailys. Happily, his enchanting is back on coarse at level.

Enjoy your weekend!

Dufit Flys Through

Taking a momentary break from the profession levelers, Dufit managed to begin his Cata experiences late last week. He turned 84 today, ready to open up the Twilight Highlands round. He also stumbled upon his first Cata rare, in Deepholm of all places!

first cata rare for Dufit

Dufit has stratigicly left three zones open. He finished only what was needed to bring the ancients back into Mt. Hyjal so his Firelands dailys would be available. Deepholm is at the beginning of the Therazane quests for rep. Uldum still has a bit of Harrison Jones left to do, but Neferset City has fallen. All in all, after he opens up the Highlands, he have enough to distract him while doing the Firelands daily grinds.

Oh, and Dufit does make public apologies to all Hunters in Uldum.

“I’m sorry, hunters.”

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Random NPC quote: “How may I hate you?”~Tauren npc in Mulgore


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